Three Directors in the Uganda Police Force have worked for approximately a year without contracts for their current designated jobs, a matter that has been termed “small and direct” by authorities.
In a brief issued by Police Spokesman ACP Fred Enaga this week, there has been a widespread assumption and pure speculation that a number of directors have contracts that haven’t been renewed or extended for old age and other unknown reasons.
“This is not true, we want to get on record and inform you that all contracts of the directors were renewed by the President for two years. And they have valid contracts until next year with appointment letters to that effect,” Mr Enanga said.
He however clarified and revealed that out of the 19 directors, it is only three whose contracts haven’t been renewed.
Without giving much detail, Mr Enanga said that their contracts are still before the police authority of which at an opportune time after the approval has been made, will be forwarded to the President for renewal.
“A lot has been said but this is a very small and direct matter,” Enanga emphasized.
The three police bosses without contracts are AIGP Dr Steven Kasiima, the Director of Traffic and Road Safety, AIGP Joseph Mugisa, the Director of Fire and Rescue Services, AIGP Twinomugisha Remmy, Incharge of Welfare and Production Directorate.
Last year, it was learnt that President Museveni who is also the commander in chief of armed forces directed the DIGP Gen. Sabitti Muzeeyi to scrutinize the performance of all directors before their contracts would be renewed.
Immediately, the directors who passed the screening were given a two year contract but amongst them, the three remained pending up to date.
Also among them, Dr Fred Yiga who was director of Interpol only requested for a one year deal which expired last week and he retired from the force.
Mr Enanga on Monday told journalists at police headquarters that all contracts of police directors will expire next year.
This investigative website also established that most of the directors have also reached their retirement age and police authorities will soon nominate new personnel to occupy its nineteen directorates.